Skip to comments.Poll: What Did You Think Of Mitt Romney's Acceptance Speech?
Posted on 08/30/2012 9:22:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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“Help” can mean getting out of your way so that you can work, start a business and not be told what to do by bureaucrats.
Better speech than McQueeg four years ago.....but still not sold on Romney. Now way in hell will I EVER vote for 0bama, but still can not in conscience vote for Romney.
Maybe if I lived in a swing state I’d vote for Romeny, but I live in CA and 0bama will never lose here. Leaves me free to vote a third party, leave the President slot blank or maybe write in and reverse the ticket (i.e Ryan/Romney).
Romney is not a narcissist, he is actually modest, as he is supposed to be. He knows how to put others first, unlike obama who has to be the first at everything or he pouts
Anyone who is not obsessed with taking your freedom day by day is helping you by preserving our rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - all of which have been waning for the last 42 months.
Yep. So many of us are negative when we're in a period when we should positive about our prospects. We've come out of a great (shortened) convention with 3 days of fine speeches, a positive message, and ideas that will build our future; a future for America. Yet we're arguing? What the hell is this?
If we can't get behind this then we don't deserve to win. Then,we're the most dumb, stupid, idiotic people on earth, including the DUmp. for God's sake, people, get a clue. We have this to lose. Don't blow it.
Nailed it in a way I never expected. It made me proud to be on the side of the aisle I am on, and I havent felt that for a long time
Felt the same way.....I think he will be a great president and Ann will be a perfect first lady. The contrast between the Romneys and the obamas could not be more extreme. Voting for Romney is our only choice to save America.
you are right
I loved it.I feel GOOD now about my vote for Romney to defeat Obama.
That IS a good one. . .and bet he is feeling just that.
Thought it was a fine speech; and was irked that Chris Wallace's initial response was to 'first' excuse himself - at least for tonight - the things he did not like about it. Clearly; he wanted more. But we got that with Obama; 'Great Expectations' ET AL; and most of America, over that.
By contrast; thought Romney was great in 'low key' - and sincere. Mitt can articulate his vision/plan when debates come up. He can begin sooner; of course; but shedding a 'monster' image; by way of MSM was big enough task for tonight. We know most critically; he believes in America's 'free enterprise' system. (The economic MO; we had, before Obama.)
Almost funny that the WH response was 'not enough' i.e. 'no plan'; when all that the world has heard from Obama is 'just give me another chance'. . .
re: “All politicians are creepy to me. Even Reagan.”
Dude, what are you trying to do? It looks like you are just trying to pick a fight. If Reagan is “creepy” to you, what does that say about you? Go play somewhere else.
It was great!
Well, waddya know, an American citizen is running for President!
That’s what is known as a servant’s heart. Exactly, the right attitude for one who desires to be the President.
I was very impressed! Much, much better than what I was expecting.
This Army vet is always proud to be backed by a Marine. Thanks, and God Bless you.
I wonder, how did his Dad run for President, even though he was born in Mexico?
thought his speech was great. not a morman, and will never be, think they are heretics when it comes to christianity.
but, he has compassion, is not a narcissist and loves america.
those are plusses.
I am in the:
“It was greatit did what it had to do.” camp.
Not the best speech ever, but the best I’ve heard from Romney. And the folks not liking Romney personally for whatever reason, well ... you are wrong. What came out tonight in the testimonials was the truth about what a decent, hard-working, caring and loving man Romney is. Putting politics aside, he’s a great individual.
“His cleverest device was to contrast Obama’s 2008 pledge to “heal the planet and stem the rise of the oceans” with a simple and believable “I promise to help you and your family.” “
It was great he mentioned freedom. including religious freedom, which for MSNBC was a ‘dog whistle’ about Obama’s attack on the catholic church and its liberty.
I would fault him a bit for softpedaling on Obama, talking more about people disappointed instead of just flat out “This man has failed you.” but he made up for it with “YOu deserve better! America deserves better!” and really nailing him on the better-off question... anyway, its not his job to be attack dog.
it was his job to lay out his vision, and he did his 5 point plan thing. That’s good like the energy independence and tax reform, etc. but it grates that Obamacare repeal is a subbullet on #5 - “repeal and replace Obamacare”. Repeal Obamacare should be its own item and Priority One. But that’s me.
So 8.5/10. Not a fire-and-brimstone burn-down-the-house oration, but a great wake-up-call and warm speech that hit it out of the park in terms of why Romney is way better than the failed Obama for the next 4 years.
It was a lot better than I expected it to be. I had always seen him as a vanilla type of person, no charisma, no emotion. But his speech had vitality and strong points to it, and he delivered it with more than a whimpy smile. I would give it an 8-9 on a scale of 10.
He expressed a strong love for this country, for America’s exceptionalism, he stated a pro-life position, a pro-military position, a pro-Israel position and pro-job creation position. He praised the idea of success is a good thing. He focused on the economy and not only how bad it is but how it can be righted with a pro-business administration. He also touched on the national debt.
He mocked Obama with the oceans/tide bit and healing of the land. He also attacked Obama’s dismal leadership and total lack of job experience.
I think the speeches, prior to his acceptance speech, and the videos highlighting his business acumen showed a stark contrast to what we have in the White House now and should provide a clear difference in the two candidates.
GO F yourselves every ABR!
It was just wonderful! I now like homos, homos as Boy Scout leaders, homos adopting children, gun control, and Romneycare for all! And, it’s wonderful he took over the Republican Party by violating the rules so he is now the dictator owner of the Party! Life has never been so wonderful! /s
And I don't think Romney looks creepy, but I think Obama is creepy. Now I'm probably a racist.
Yes. That is what I mean. Why is that so hard to get?
It’s odd because Romney is one of the least creepy people out there. They guy is a total and complete square, a powerpont geek, and clearly a family guy. The kind of guy you’d want as your rich uncle or next door neighbor.
I live in SoCal. I am not convinced Obama will carry the Hispanic community to a great enough extent to assure that our State will be safe for him. But then again I’ve always been a glass is half full kind of guy to a ridiculous extent.
He said he was going to make 12 Million jobs starting in 2020 didnt he ???
Or did I not hear him right ???
Why not starting on Jan 20 next year ???
Hopefully, we’re not electing a Pope, Imam or Rabbi. We’re choosing a secular leader for our constitutional Republic.
Did Mittens speak tonight? sarc/
“Was this the moment that the oceans started to rise again?”
The oceans have already risen - in Louisiana and Miss. I guess they were off by a day or two. Maybe they don’t like Romeny and wouldn’t do what he said? No, couldn’t be that cause he would fire them.
but, he has compassion, is not a narcissist and loves america.
My wife and I had big reservations about the first three speakers from his church. Let's don't go there kind of stuff. And, that comes from first-hand experience.
But! The last of the three put it somewhat into context. And then the speaker from Bain followed up and completed the circle. It was service to humanity. Altruism. A sound business sense, and knowing how to get things accomplished. It all fit. And that changed our minds. Very well choreographed.
But Clint Eastwood, and Marco Rubio, were two fabulous selling points as well...
Weren’t both parents Americans? John McCain was born in Panama wasn’t he?
It was Great! Brit Hume.. not so Great.
re: “Did Mittens speak tonight? sarc/”
In reply the night was filled with silence and crickets chirping (creepily). And, WilliamRobert went home angrily kicking a stone because no one took notice.
Infantrymen like me are supposed to protect the flanks and rear of tankers like you! Semper Fidelis...
I think he’ll take it to O a little more in the debates. Probably not to the degree I would like because he appears to be a pretty low key guy. Not McCain low key..but pretty low key.
For purposes of the convention, the supporting cast of “young guns” did a great job of verbal demolition.
And he sicked Dirty Harry on him, lol.:)
I am picking a fight with the Federal Government. They are killing this country. You disagree?
re: “It was just wonderful! I now like homos, homos as Boy Scout leaders, homos adopting children, gun control, and Romneycare for all! And, its wonderful he took over the Republican Party by violating the rules so he is now the dictator owner of the Party! Life has never been so wonderful! /s”
The silence in reply is deafening.
I think most people felt this way. Romney’s speech cut through all the crap and glitter, which is why it felt a little reminiscent of a certain 80s president. He told it how it was, and that is something we have been sorely lacking. The fact is, there is going to be world chaos in the near future with the Eurozone, Iran, China and Russia, and I am now confident with Romney at the helm. I don’t care which state you’re in. Everybody should vote. Obama must be defeated soundly in the popular vote, as well as the electoral college.
I couldn’t watch it live and can’t find it now. When I go to the Youtube GOP convention page I don’t seem to see the biggest speech linked.
Anyone have a link to the speech?
I agree. And he is a complete contrast to 0bama who still is and will always be a second rate hack community organizer, a hate America communist.
Marcella, you are so into your fears you can’t see the wheat for the chaff. Take what we have. It’s that or Obama. Figure it out...
Shout that from the rooftops, brother!
Same here.. It’s been over two decades since we had a real leader..the more I know Mitt.. The more HOPE I have for restoration of America.
McCain was born in the Canal Zone, which is an American Territory, no such thing in Mexico.
Didn’t want to hear a word out of his lyin’ mouth, so I didn’t watch it.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.” - Alexander Hamilton
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